David Lidstone, known often as "River Dave," is a 81-year-old hermit who lives in cabin in New Hampshire. That cabin had been his residence for nearly 30 years when it unexpectedly burned down early this August. CEO of Palantir Technologies, Alexander Karp, who heard the news, donated $180,000 to Lidstone so that he could rebuild the cabin. “How can I express myself and my gratitude towards something like that? I start to tear up whenever I think about it,” said Lidstone. “For an old logger who always had to work, for anyone to give you that type of money, it’s incredibly difficult for me to get my head around.”

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